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by golfradio
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 86
Views: 12041

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

Looks like they acquired the DHC 100, 200 and 300 series portfolio from Viking Air. The Twotter will still be produced by Viking.

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by golfradio
Sat May 18, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Garbage disposal, interstellar?
Replies: 35
Views: 2370

Re: Garbage disposal, interstellar?

Malon, anyone?

(For those who get that reference)

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by golfradio
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Requests Help Securing Its Southern Border
Replies: 34
Views: 2105

Re: Canada Requests Help Securing Its Southern Border

Asylum seekers and refugees are expected to enter Canada through regular ports of entry. Humanitarian refugees like Syrians are processed in the various camps wherever they are displaced. The majority of the border-crossers at the U.S border are illegal immigrants (yes, they are illegally entering f...

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by golfradio
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed with exceptions
Replies: 122
Views: 19183

Re: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed till updated: 5th March, with exceptions

Spiderguy252 wrote:
Cute that Chinese carriers can overfly them to third countries no problem.


China owns Pakistan. So not surprising. So can Saudi and UAE airlines. They are floating Pakistan right now.

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by golfradio
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns
Replies: 323
Views: 28298

Re: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns

An Indian opinion on what their Pakistani friends think is as worthless as a plane without wings. But I don't need to worry about that because I am a Pakistani myself, so I will tell not hesitate to tell you that we elected our current government precisely to focus on domestic issues. Not sure why ...

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by golfradio
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns
Replies: 323
Views: 28298

Re: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns

if you're willing to become a backstabber I am guessing your insinuation is towards Saudi Arabia and the UAE. This is not the 1980s and the world no longer has an appetite for the Mujahideen, the Fidayeen, the Taliban, the Lashkars and the Jaish. The hubris of the oil economies is fading and they r...

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by golfradio
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns
Replies: 323
Views: 28298

Re: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns

In Pakistan, the tail wags the dog. The civilian government does not control the military. It's the military that controls the civilian government including its state and foreign policy. The Pakistani military is rogue and corrupt. In Pakistan's 72 year history only 31 of those had a civilian head o...

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by golfradio
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns
Replies: 323
Views: 28298

Re: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns

Kudos to Pakistan for this https://twitter.com/muneebfaruqpak/status/1100732946028335105 No Kudos are deseerved. There are videos of the pilot blindfolded, hands tied being interrogated. India issued a demarche to follow the Geneva Convention and suddenly the videos were take down and replaced.

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by golfradio
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.
Replies: 133
Views: 16838

Re: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.

Jesus Christ! who can be expected to sit between them? I feel for the woman. She should have used a tad more tact. Her only fault was calling them names.

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by golfradio
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A.net for Enterprise IT?
Replies: 6
Views: 952

Re: A.net for Enterprise IT?

Those are a couple of good ideas, although I suspect they lean more to the tech than the biz. Anyway, thank you. You could also subscribe to specific interest groups within LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/search/results/groups/). Then there are the news and information websites like TechRepublic...

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by golfradio
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A.net for Enterprise IT?
Replies: 6
Views: 952

Re: A.net for Enterprise IT?

https://stackexchange.com/sites. There are microsites for pretty much all interests including one for aviation ;)
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The space is too fragmented. There really is no one place that IT pros hangout. If you were really looking for a website, IMO it would be StackExchange https://stackexchange.com/sites. There are microsites for pretty much all interests including one for aviation ;)

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by golfradio
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread
Replies: 299
Views: 81931

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019

The Boeing frenzy at AC seems to be quieting a bit, 27 Airbus birds remain at Rouge and about 80 at AC mainline with 4 more being added. AC recently added a few A321's to Rouge and delayed retirement of some A320's at mainline while it cancelled some 787 options. With the added 330's, I feel AC wil...

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by golfradio
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread
Replies: 299
Views: 81931

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019

The Boeing frenzy at AC seems to be quieting a bit, 27 Airbus birds remain at Rouge and about 80 at AC mainline with 4 more being added. AC recently added a few A321's to Rouge and delayed retirement of some A320's at mainline while it cancelled some 787 options. With the added 330's, I feel AC wil...

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by golfradio
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA's MegaMillions lottery hits $1.6 Billion Jackpot
Replies: 55
Views: 3016

Re: USA's MegaMillions lottery hits $1.6 Billion Jackpot

What's the use of such a big jackpot? Why not setting a limit and once that is reached the jackpot will be split to all second class winners? No person ever needs that amount of money, let alone can deal with it out of the blue. This happens with the Canadian Lotto Max. The Jackpot is capped at $60...

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by golfradio
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest's E175-E2 order removed from the backlog
Replies: 5
Views: 1741

Re: Skywest's E175-E2 order removed from the backlog

queb wrote:
https://embraer.com/global/en/news?slug=1206460-embraer-delivers-15-commercial-and-24-executive-jets-in-3q18


What a horrible font for a website! Gave me a headache reading it.

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by golfradio
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO
Replies: 74
Views: 13899

Re: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO

Scary stuff indeed. One has to wonder if the actions of the PR pilot saved the day. That sudden burst of bright light would definitely grab their attention! Come to think of it, the illumination would have created a pretty epic, in-your-face, silhouette of UA001. I don't know if this is just a popu...

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by golfradio
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 SNA Slot Allocation Released
Replies: 59
Views: 8012

Re: 2019 SNA Slot Allocation Released

With CS300 deliveries starting in 2019, I was hoping AC would restart the route.

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by golfradio
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Toronto Pearson YYZ At Maximum Capacity? Why No New Gates Added Yet Or Expansion At Terminal 1?
Replies: 41
Views: 7056

Re: Is Toronto Pearson YYZ At Maximum Capacity? Why No New Gates Added Yet Or Expansion At Terminal 1?

The YYZ master plan has all the answers https://www.torontopearson.com/uploadedFiles/GTAA/Content/About_GTAA/Strategy/Master_Plan/Toronto_Pearson_Master_Plan_2017_to_2037_EN.pdf It was updated in 2017 and looks forward for the period 2017 - 2037 While to a passaneger it might seem that T3 is saturat...

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by golfradio
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIr Canada 747 - Red Font Titles
Replies: 12
Views: 2536

Re: AIr Canada 747 - Red Font Titles

Hard to find but found these two in the database with 1981 record dates: https://www.airliners.net/photo/Air-Canada/Boeing-747-233BM/294961?qsp=eJwlzDsOwzAIgOG7MHdxG/WRrb1AM/QCCKPYkhtbmCFRlLsXuxvwoX8Hyovyqp%2BtMIxQGYUCnKCg4LfCuANGSXFpOAznm5FH5SlkzbNgCexN3OPuTGoWfW22t5cnERc1/t/f4lkacaXeny3pbGCZ%2Bgy...

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by golfradio
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet Liner Control System Failures??
Replies: 16
Views: 2000

Re: Jet Liner Control System Failures??

I can't think of a reversion to Direct Law from a malfunction off-hand, apart from the by-design reversion to Direct Law once the gear is extended if you're already in Alternate Law. You need to lose a lot of stuff for a reversion to Direct Law. I started searching and came across the 2008 acceptan...

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by golfradio
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet Liner Control System Failures??
Replies: 16
Views: 2000

Re: Jet Liner Control System Failures??

Air Asia 8501 also comes to mind. The incident started with the RTLU failure but the accident was caused by incorrect response by the pilots for the amber master caution. If I recall, the captain at some time pulled the CB to reset the FAC and lost some primary flight controls and put the aircraft i...

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by golfradio
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to connect BOM-FRA and BOM-JFK
Replies: 38
Views: 6576

Re: Air India to connect BOM-FRA and BOM-JFK

AI used to fly ORD - DEL - BOM. When did they stop? Many moons ago when I lived in MKE, I often fly ORD - BOM on AI. I remember my last flight on that route in Sep 2003; due to the closure of Pakistani airspace for VT registrations, we flew agonizingly close to BOM before turning north to DEL. An ho...

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by golfradio
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudia suspends Canada service
Replies: 98
Views: 15272

Re: Saudia suspends Canada service

Trudeau to do list. 2. Cut all bilateral relations with countries that support Saudi Arabia, including the U.A.E. Revoke all landing rights and overflight rights of the airlines from these countries. UAE is too important to Canada to simply cut off. Won't happen. Remind me why UAE is too important?...

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by golfradio
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline
Replies: 51
Views: 8545

Re: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline

Trudeau doesnt have the balls though. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-canada-diplomacy/canada-to-ask-allies-to-help-cool-saudi-dispute-as-kingdom-blocks-its-grain-idUSKBN1KS23G?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Social&__twitter_impression=true&...

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by golfradio
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline
Replies: 51
Views: 8545

Re: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline

Canada will clearly continue to hit them where it hurts without stooping to their level. Refusing to let Saudia use Canadian airspace will achieve nothing. Canada is not hitting the Saudis anywhere. Talk is cheap. If Trudeau had balls, he would've canceled the sale of the armoured carriers. But he ...

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by golfradio
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline
Replies: 51
Views: 8545

Re: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline

Trudeau doesnt have the balls though. +1. Harper would've done it. Trudeau made his token statements without anticipating such a swift and strong reply. As usual, he will blink and the Saudis will be placated via back channels. Though revoking overflight rights won't affect SV much. Most days both ...

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by golfradio
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7
Replies: 89
Views: 10176

Re: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7

It can't really be stretch anymore. At 4 abreast, the efficiency trade off would be too great (drag versus weight versus passengers loading time). The "narrow" fuselage would certainly need reinforcements. And finally, the fuselage length would greatly limit the rotation angle at TO. I th...

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by golfradio
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7
Replies: 89
Views: 10176

Re: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7

How much longer can the E2-195ish model be stretched? That's my question as well. Can the E2-195 fit 150 seats? It can't really be stretch anymore. At 4 abreast, the efficiency trade off would be too great (drag versus weight versus passengers loading time). The "narrow" fuselage would ce...

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by golfradio
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Airbus did not get complete bombardier in merger
Replies: 19
Views: 4300

Re: Why Airbus did not get complete bombardier in merger

Contrary to popular understanding, CSALP (C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership) was not created for Airbus. When the CSeries program slipped, it started burning a hole in the finances and toward the end of the flight test program, there was no cash flow to ramp up production and for sales. BBD was ...

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by golfradio
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 (née CSeries) achieves ETOPS 180 certification
Replies: 33
Views: 6036

Re: A220 (engines?) achieve ETOPS 180 certification

Congratulations to Pratt and Bombardier.

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by golfradio
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 538
Views: 172690

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Must airBaltic, SWISS and Korean rebrand their in-service aircraft and all manuals etc or can they be stubborn and say "we bought CSeries and they're gonna stay that way!"? The FAA/EASA type certificate and pilot type ratings will always say BD-500 (1A10 for CS100 and 1A11 for CS300). Tha...

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by golfradio
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus-BBD and Boeing-Embraer. Who bought who?
Replies: 14
Views: 1649

Re: Airbus-BBD and Boeing-Embraer. Who bought who?

bob75013 wrote:
You mean like the Cseries being much more successful as the A220 than it ever could have been on it's own?


You may be right in the future but not yet. Except for the Jetblue order, every other order including the last Air Baltic order is a BBD sale.

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by golfradio
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the lack of crosswind runways at airports without them not cause issues?
Replies: 23
Views: 3093

Re: How does the lack of crosswind runways at airports without them not cause issues?

I've always thought NRT could use a xwind runway, especially after seeing the videl of FX80.

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by golfradio
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Long Have You Been On A.net?
Replies: 81
Views: 3463

Re: How Long Have You Been On A.net?

Created my first account in 1998, then lost it when the site went paid. So just lurked. Decided to buy-in in 2009 when the CSeries program was finally underway with the CS100 and CS300 designations. Following all things CSeries from 2009 until first delivery to Swiss was my happiest time on a.net. M...

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by golfradio
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German chocolate cake in crisis
Replies: 30
Views: 1534

Re: German chocolate cake in crisis

Pound cake topped with Vanilla ice-cream and hot chocolate syrup :yummy:

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by golfradio
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue
Replies: 282
Views: 45646

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue

With Neeleman's other project Moxy rumoured to be ordering 60 CS300, I think B6 is more likely to go with the CSeries. As other's have said, if it was BBD vs EMB, it would have been close. But with Airbus pitching it, EMB will face the same hurdles BBD did with the Air Asia or EasyJet campaigns. The...

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by golfradio
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights
Replies: 79
Views: 15085

Re: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights

If the CSeries is 57% cheaper per seat, that means it is a factor of 0.43 of the Q400s seat operating costs. 1.9 x 0.43 = 0.82. Or the cost to run the CSeries airframe is 82% of the Q400. Still don't believe that. I think some information is missing. I would imagine this is based on daily fleet uti...

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by golfradio
Thu May 03, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wants to Sell Downsview Airport Land
Replies: 45
Views: 5760

Re: Bombardier sells Downsview Production plant

northstardc4m wrote:
production site leased at YYZ from GTAA (wonder where...).


I remember reading somewhere (GTAA masterplan?) that the huge parcel of land where the International Center stands is being taken over by GTAA. There was some master plan to convert the area around the airport into a transportation hub

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by golfradio
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil asks WTO for resolution body as talks fail with Canada over Bombardier state aid
Replies: 21
Views: 2741

Re: Brazil asks WTO for resolution body as talks fail with Canada over Bombardier state aid

I guess time for the Canadians to dust off the old KC-390 file. The USD 2 billion that was invested by the Brazilian Government in the KC-90 program made it's way into the E2 program.

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by golfradio
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida to go Daylight Savings time year-round
Replies: 57
Views: 2137

Re: Florida to go Daylight Savings time year-round

910A wrote:
Since this idea needs the approval of Congress, consider it dead..


Just curious, why would Congress care either way?

Good for Florida. I wish Ontario would get away from this nonsense.

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by golfradio
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 212
Views: 20331

Re: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018

Viking Air is planning an alliance with Mahindra Aerospace to market the Twin Otter 400 in India. I hope we get to see more Twotters in commercial ops.

https://www.vikingair.com/company-careers/media-centre/viking-forms-strategic-alliance-mahindra-aerospace-further-regional-air

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by golfradio
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 212
Views: 20331

Re: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018

Any idea what PD plans to do with its conditional order for the CS100?

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by golfradio
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 212
Views: 20331

Re: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018

How is AC 046 (YYZ - BOM) performing? Any chance this might go daily?

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by golfradio
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 212
Views: 20331

Re: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018

Any speculations, rumours about the CS300 routes? I really hope AC would restart YYZ - SNA.

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by golfradio
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 186434

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

So Airbus is forcing BBD to pay for the Mobile factory....... I guess they really did get the Cseries for free. And then some! LOL. Poor BBD, so desperate for a rescue that Airbus was even able to get them to pay to alter Airbus's Mobile plant for the C series Such similar viewpoints; one might alm...

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